How is it that Socrates who lived about a gazillion years ago knows more than we do now?
Thinking is the most important thing we do. Kids deserve to think for themselves too. With all the emphasis on testing, how much do kids really get to think?
Imagination is an important part of a child's development. I recently visited a first grade class where the kids were told to just use their imaginations. They were stunned. At first, they just gawked but then the ideas started flowing and those kids wrote some great sentences about where they would time travel.
Your imagination helps you create. It takes you places you may not be able to go. It builds pictures in your mind. What kind of society will it be if no one uses their imagination?
That scares me. Think about it.